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Winter Energy Shutdown - Help conserve energy during the break!

University offices will be closed from 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16th 2022 until 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3rd 2023. The Offices of Sustainability and Facilities Management would like your help with conserving energy during the holiday break.  

We ask all students, faculty, and staff to remember to turn off all lights and unplug electronics and non-essential kitchen items such as monitors, printers, copiers, microwaves, and coffee pots. The Office of Facilities Management will adjust temperature settings for most areas, with the exception of research labs, Winter Intercession classrooms, and buildings with window units. For those areas where you control the temperature, turn the thermostats to heat and set the temperature to 55 degrees.

For more details and exceptions, such as computers used for remote access, download the full checklist from the Office of Sustainability’s website. Please designate someone in your college, office, or department to check the list in all break rooms, computer labs, offices, and public areas of your buildings. Contact Blair Begnaud with questions at

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